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Innovatek GeForce 9800 GX2 GPU Block Yours for 197 Euro

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    Still unreleased the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 can already be fitted with a 197 Euro water block. Set to cool all the card's vital components like GPU, RAM, the bridge chip and PWM area on both PCBs this block is Quad SLI ready and able to fit on all reference GeForce 9800 GX2 cards. Unfortunately, German is not my best language and that's the main reason for the brief introduction. Readers seeking for more information can click here.

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    Source: Innovatek webSHOP
     
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    Ouch! Not sure about conversion rates nowadays, but isn't that like $300(US) or so?
     
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    yup, thats a hefty £300 ^^
     
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    Maybe they are trying to get them out before the GX2 fails:laugh:
     
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    Nice.... a water block that costs more than half the cost of the 9800GX2. 9800GX2 truly has the words faliure painted all over it >_>. On the other hand the HD3870X2 is a far cheaper GPU to cool... costing a fraction of that.
     
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    exactly. the supiriority of a 1-pcb design. you dont need to spend the equivalent of another great card to get it decently cooled ^^
     
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    Wouldn't that be £150? Or are you taking into account Rip-Off-Britain's markup? :D
     
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    Wonder what the 'card(s)' would look like with this on. almost 200 W TDP ?
     
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    Nvidia is not at fault become someone wants to charge a fortune for a water block yall, get a life. Wait for Danger Den to make one affordable like the 7950GX2 waterblock

    although from the layout i do wish Nvidia wouldn't have done what they did, the Ram is in an L shape, bad latancy ahead from the green team, damn them.
     
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    sorry, my mistake, was meant to say $300, its just 1 god damn key away :p
     
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    I seem to remember the first waterblock released for the 3870x2 costing right around the same amount. Innovatek's blocks are always overpriced(99EUR for a 8800GT block:eek:) It doesn't help that it is the only block available currently.
     
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    72 is a lot less than 99, like I said, I expect prices from reputable waterblock makers like DD to be a lot less than this one.
     
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    ???? 500 euro's is the estimated retail cost....around £365. But apparently in the US, around $500.
     
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    Did anyone else notice that it says "Evga" on the side?

    Waterblock for the Evga 9800GX2 Black Pearl mayhaps?

    But anyway that is way too expensive. I know you get a lot of material there but more than half of the card? Thats just dumb.

    $1000 for a watercooled 9800GX2, or $600 for (slightly better performing) watercooled HD3870X2?

    -Indybird
     
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    I´ll try to translate for you ;) :
    I don´t like it at all:
    Way to much aluminium with an exaggerated price tag.
     
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    Excuses excuses ;):D.
     
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    I'm amazed how each time a price is writen in euros, the same thing happens, so I'm going to spend some time trying to settle this for once.

    You just can't use conversion rates to "translate" the price in EU (in euros) to the one in North America and viceversa. North America and European Union are two distinct markets, that use two different currencies for everything, including paying the salaries.

    -Median personal income in the US is $32.140.
    -Median personal income in EU is €34.412, which translated by current conversion rates is $52.325.

    As you can see if it was only about the money and its conversion rates, an EU guy could buy nearly double that of what a US guy could.
    Also as you can see in reality, €200 is just a little bit easier on the pocket for an average EU guy, than $200 for the US one.
    Anyway EU is not a country and thus, the difference is really big between EU member countries. For instance MPI in Poland is €6.269/$9.532, so the Euro is not as good for them if they want to buy these things (it has it's benefits for exportations within the EU though) as it is in Germany (€41.691/$63.393) or Denmark (€47.529/$72.270). Of course that doesn't mean that average purchasing power in Germany is (a lot??) higher than in US, because life is more expensive there.

    Now as Tatty has pointed out, on tech related articles, usually, the average prices in the EU have the same numeric value (or a very close one, actually they use to be a little bit lower) to those in the US, but instead of having $ symbol, they wear the € one.
    I hope that from now on you all make this simple conversion, €200 = $200, if you want to calculate the price in the US. Although is not an always accurate guess, sure it is better than using currency conversion rates.

    Back on topic. After all that I have said, €200 ($200-230?) is indeed too much. But it's an exclusive piece for an already exclusive card and the first one BTW so...
     
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    Thats just a stupid crazy price. It better be made out of platinum and diamond :)
     
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    No....have you not heard?, you open the box and a troop of Philleapeno dancing girls come out :D
     
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    wow, we may need to get a block even tho we dont have the card!
     
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